F800GS goes on a diet

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Motorfiets, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer

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    Where did you get that lower Ram mount? I have the same mirrors but mine can with some goofy 45 degree mounts. They are pretty weak. Snapped one and I don't really trust them. I'd like to swap out to something similar to what you have.
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  2. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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  3. alexcorral

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    Orange frame loooks AMAZING!!!! :clap
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  4. Camel ADV

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    They are awesome (already have them) but the lower mount they included is different than what is pictured above. The one in the pic looks more robust than what I got.
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  5. Motorfiets

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    not sure... its just what came in the box
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  6. Motorfiets

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    tonights installment....

    for those of you that have installed this tank you already know this... but the install (key word!) on the TT tank starts with the dissasembly of the entire bike!!! :huh

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    so when i read this?!!? :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap :evil:evil

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  7. Motorfiets

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    fuel lines... pain in the ass to put the little nut plus the washer on the inside!

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    probably my favorite new part. Adjustable rear brake lever... just like the r-gs's

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    what it looks like on the HP2

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    exhaust soon to be hooked up!

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    hoping it sounds like this!!!

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    :evil:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil:wink::wink::wink::wink::wink:

    touratech LED signals

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    tonight the tank is gonna be re-installed and then onto panniers....

    side note...... run to Nothern Tool! I just bought this top box for $20!!!!!!!

    http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200373366_200373366

    One hell of a deal! :deal:deal:deal
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  8. Motorfiets

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    :D

    so i got another project... :evil
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    which lead me here... :rofl

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    home cleaned up!

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    But back to whats important!!!!!!!!!

    tank is back installed!!!!

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    LED signals

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    fuel line quick disconnect

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    proposed mounting of the fusebox

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    had to cut off the suspension adjuster and diagnostic mounts but i think it will turn out really well

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    AND!!!!!!!!!!!!! mom's new bike!!!! happy!! but more work... :lol3

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    lastly the vinyl stickers for the frame... got a massive piece to experiment with...
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  9. 1P8RIOT

    1P8RIOT Been here awhile

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    Who makes that brake lever?
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  10. Motorfiets

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  11. Motorfiets

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    good grief I've been busy!!!!

    third BMW GS now.... :evil

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  12. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    I was gonna ask why the hell you bouight another one! :lol3
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  13. Motorfiets

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    why not? :evil Chitown's taught me they break easily... gotta have spares! :rofl

    Lava is mine, This gray one is my uncles, the 650 lava twin is my mom's...

    ugh I need a hand working on these things!!! :cry
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  14. Y E T I

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    Well, I've seen ChiTown ride :eek1 :eek1

    :lol3 :lol3

    Btw, the grey ones are the bestest. :thumb
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  15. Motorfiets

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    I might have to agree.... :evil















    nope! lava :norton :rofl
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  16. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    hey that was my old bike.. can't wait to see it go around the world.
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  17. Adv Grifter

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    Will be interesting to see how all this works out once on the road. It's one thing to outfit your bike from all you learn from vendors at BMW rallies and here on ADV, but as the Irishman points out ... the reality on the road may bring an awakening of sorts. :deal Simple and basic is best if you really plan to get out in harms way.

    All part of the "Adventure" ? Sure, I get it ... but dealing with constant problems or waiting for parts or repairs gets very old very quickly.
    I'd suggest a nice one month shakedown ride through Mexico to start. Maybe a bit of Baja? Copper Canyon? ... just as a warm up.

    Complex electrics and endless farkles may only bring misery. But only getting out on the road will prove what works and what is fluff. Most important thing is that you understand how to diagnose ... and since you've torn your bike apart numerous times, you should be more than up to the job. That bike looks very dense and complicated to me. :eek1

    Have you decided on a departure date? Route? Good Luck!

    Be sure to weigh your bike once it's all fueled and loaded up. Now take it out and ride in some nice deep MUD. :lol3 Traveling light is an art, not easy or obvious, learned through experience ... and requires sacrifice. :eek1
    Check out Misery Goat for a guy who really knows how to go Neat and clean with his set up on his KTM. Same with Crashmaster. Experts, both.
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  18. soyanarchisto

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    The other end of that spectrum: I had an airhead GS, 92 R100GS, that is about as simple as they come with respect to electrics, motor, etc. I spent more time tinkering on that sumbitch to get it moving than I did actually riding. Wasn't a single trip I ever went on that something didnt go haywire resulting in me doing field repairs. On the other hand, my F800 has not given me a single bit of grief.
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  19. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Great looking Avatar Anarchisto! :lol3
    I feel your pain regards the '92 GS. Been there, towed a few. My old R80GS I think was more reliable than the 90's R100's.

    Seems with the F800's you either get a good one (like yours) or a troublesome one. (like Chi town) My point was that adding tons of untested gadgets can sometimes create mysteries that are tough to unravel. Keeping on paved roads will increase your odds. Rough going on dirt, mud, and gravel for months at a time on a fully loaded RTW bike can produce some interesting challenges ... for any bike. :eek1
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  20. soyanarchisto

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    I definitely agree with that.
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